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We’ve been on the lookout for summer shoes since February, and with 125 days left until Labor Day, those white low-tops are looking better and better.

This beat-up sneaker from 3:33 caught our eye a while ago—although it looks like the Refinery29 folks prefer the plaid model. The plain white version sports just the right amount of wear, while keeping them bright enough to set off the cross-stitching on the front. It gives the shoe a vaguely medieval vibe, and it’s one of the better uses of pattern in a shoe we’ve seen all year.

It seems like the 3:33 designers love it even more than we do, since they rolled out two other models sporting the same quilting. The Floppy applies it to a floppy high-top moccasin, while the Hugh makes it into a Hefner-esque take on the house slipper.

As for the black jeans on the model…we don’t recommend it.

-R.B.

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  • Russell Brandom